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Stop-and-Go Drill

One of the most-common mistakes new gun owners make is believing that by merely learning the basics of gun safety and marksmanship, they’ll be prepared to defend their life with a gun.

Gun Skills | Nine-in-Nine Drill: Accuracy and Movement

The nine-in-nine drill is simple, but well-regarded as a means for practicing what really matters: fast, smooth accuracy with defensive movement.

Carry Life | A Five-Skill Drill

Blazing away is fun now and again, but it’s a notably uncertain way to actually improve.

Giffords’ New Scare Tactic: Statues of Children Cowering Under Desks

Gun control group wants to put up 3-D printed temporary statues as a voting strategy.

Carry Life | Home “Carry,” Part 10: Practice

Our “Home” Carry Life series has made roughly 20 references to practice. But practice what?

Confidence Game

A close-up drill may improve your distance shooting more than you expect. It’s fun, too.

Carry Life | Bad Philosophy 101

Frank Winn explains why you shouldn't buy into these bizarre notions of gun-ban advocates.

Gun Skills: Next-Level Dry Practice

For dry practice to be truly effective, you need to practice more than just easy, controlled shots. Here's how to practice up to a defensive level.

Forget Your Flinch

Every new shooter must work to overcome their flinch. You must train your subconscious brain not to react to the boom and flash that accompany each trigger pull. Even experienced shooters can find a flinch creeping into their practice, negatively affecting accuracy, as it causes the nose of the gun to dip down during the shot.

High-Speed, Low-Drag Basics

My Gunsite Academy students might remember hearing me preach this: Achieving high-speed, low-drag is nothing more than applying basics. While everyone wants to move on to advanced training, you must first master the fundamentals, then apply them to every shot.

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